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1632 (Ring of Fire)

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1632 (Ring of Fire Series) - Kindle edition by Eric Flint

This edition of Eric Flint"s Grantville Gazette Volume 30 is derived directly from the on-line edition.

It is different than the editions provided by Baen and webscriptions, has somewhat different content and different formatting.

As always with anything related to 1632, it is provided entirely without DRM of any kind. We hope you enjoy it.

If you aren"t familiar with the Grantville Gazette, some background may be in order:

The Grantville Gazette originated as a by-product of the ongoing and very active discussions which take place concerning the 1632 universe Eric Flint created in the novels 1632, 1633, 1634: The Galileo Affair and others set in the Assiti Shards universe. This discussion is centered in three of the conferences in Baen"s Bar, the discussion area of Baen Books" web site.

How will it work out? Will we be able to continue at this rate? Well, we don"t know. That"s up to the readers. But we"ll be here, continuing the saga, the soap opera, the drama and the comedy just as long as people are willing to read them.

- The Grantville Gazette Staff

I was just reading a book on my Nook tablet ( 1632 by Eric Flint ) where a section of West Virginia was transported to 15th century Germany. In one chapter, they were running telephone lines to another city, reinventing a communications system practically from scratch. The statement was made that they couldn't use trees to run the lines since thy would grow at different rates and so would carry the wires upward at different rates.

I've run into this before when someone was installing lights in a tree but figured that they would have to leave a lot of slack in the power line because the tree would grow, stretching the cable.

The misconception is that trees grow like people, with everything moving up in proportion. Actually new growth is just added to the top (or end of branches). As soon as the question is asked "Do you think that the wood inside the tree actually stretches?" then it becomes clear. Branches don't get any higher in the tree as they age, they just get bigger as the tree adds to height at the top.

A simple thing, but surprising how many people don't think it through.

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  • Marc Prince says:

    I hadn’t realized a few months ago when I discovered 1632 that Eric Flint wasn’t entirely new to me. I own Eternal Frontier, and have thoroughly enjoyed James H. Schmitz since the late ’80s. But apparently he’s a secret treasure of SF, and his books are very hard to find. The only ones I’ve been able to acquire are “EF,” “The Demon Breed,” “The Witches of Karres,” and “Agent of Vega.” It’s nice to discover I’m not the only one. I rarely buy hardback fiction, but I’m glad I looked over Flint’s bookstore. Now I’ll be on the lookout for “Sorceress of Karres,” and “Belisarius I.”

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    This edition of Eric Flint"s Grantville Gazette Volume 31 is derived directly from the on-line edition.

    It is different than the editions provided by Baen and webscriptions, has somewhat different content and different formatting.

    As always with anything related to 1632, it is provided entirely without DRM of any kind. We hope you enjoy it.

    If you aren"t familiar with the Grantville Gazette, some background may be in order:

    The Grantville Gazette originated as a by-product of the ongoing and very active discussions which take place concerning the 1632 universe Eric Flint created in the novels 1632, 1633, 1634: The Galileo Affair and others set in the Assiti Shards universe. This discussion is centered in three of the conferences in Baen"s Bar, the discussion area of Baen Books" web site.

    How will it work out? Will we be able to continue at this rate? Well, we don"t know. That"s up to the readers. But we"ll be here, continuing the saga, the soap opera, the drama and the comedy just as long as people are willing to read them.